High School STEM (Math/Science) Instructional Coach (Part-Time)

Administration/School Leadership Newark, New Jersey


Great Oaks Legacy Charter School in Newark is seeking an experienced educator to serve as a High School Math Instructional Coach for the 2018-19 school year. To learn more about working at Great Oaks Legacy, please read below.

Great Oaks Legacy Overview
The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Newark NJ, serving 1,250 students from Pre-K to 12th grade on three campuses across the city. Our mission is to prepare public school students for success in college. Great Oaks Legacy students aspire to be some of the highest performing students in the country.

We have high academic and behavioral expectations for our students. Our students, for example, are encouraged to take multiple AP classes before they graduate. We pair rigorous curriculum and teaching with intense personal support from teachers, tutors, and staff. The school’s mission is to prepare our students for college success through several key elements: 

  • Small school – Grade-level cohorts of less 100 students allow each student to feel known and cared for. Our focus is on a sense of community and relationship building with families and students
  • More time on task – Longer school days than traditional schools. Weekend sessions and summer school for students who are struggling.
  • High expectations – Rigorous, differentiated, college-preparatory coursework from K-12. Advanced Placement and real college courses for all juniors and seniors.
  • Effective Instruction – World-class teachers with clear expectations and the support they need to continuously improve.

Job Description

The High School Math Instructional Coach is an integral part of the high school instructional team and will help drive math growth at Great Oaks Legacy Charter School by coaching and observing teachers, overseeing the mathematics curriculum and assessments, and supporting a culture of data-driven instruction.

Coaching Responsibilities

  • Observe high school Math teachers and conduct feedback/coaching sessions on a weekly basis for the purpose of providing constructive feedback and recommendations.
  • Review math curriculum and assessments to ensure common core alignment of curriculum and rigorous content standards that drive student growth and promote college readiness.
  • Foster a DDI culture among the math team, in which data is used to identify trends in assessment results, analyze student growth, including content mastery and skill gaps, and drive the continuation, modification, or addition of math strategies to move students to higher levels of achievement.
  • Facilitate small and large group discussions between and among the leadership team, teachers, and tutors on issues related to math instruction.
  • Collaborate with members of the math team and school leadership to conduct school-wide math needs assessments
  • In conjunction with leadership team, develop specific, measurable goals for the math team, and identify specific skills, strategies, and programmatic activities to support or extend school-wide learning.
  • In conjunction with leadership team, coordinate math department meetings and plan professional development sessions for the purpose of providing targeted support to math teachers, teaching assistants, and Tutor Corps members.
  • Work with general and special education teachers to develop student interventions and modifications based on data from SMI, ANet, and other data sources.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching and driving student growth in an urban school setting.
  • Experience coaching teachers as a grade level or department chair strongly preferred.
  • Belief that all students have what it takes to be successful.
  • Relentless work ethic.
  • Demonstrated mastery of Mathematics content knowledge.
  • Curriculum development experience strongly preferred.
  • Leadership experience in a high performing, No Excuses school is strongly preferred.